Banking & Finance.

Delivering a range of core banking services and tailored solutions.

Banking & Finance.

Mayne Wetherell advises many of New Zealand’s largest corporates, and Australasia’s leading banks and financial institutions.

We have extensive experience in acting for both borrowers and financiers in bilateral and syndicated facilities (including leveraged, asset, acquisition, property and PPP finance) and provide specialist advice in relation to hedging arrangements and other derivative products.

We regularly provide local law support to offshore counsel in relation to transactions involving New Zealand companies or assets.

Recent Transactions.

  • New Zealand and offshore financiers in relation to the provision of stapled securitisation warehouse finance to UDC to support the acquisition of UDC by Shinsei in 2020.
  • The senior lenders on Apax Partners’ NZ$2.6 billion takeover of Trade Me by way of scheme of arrangement.
  • Deutsche Bank as financier in relation to the 2018 refinance of Mediaworks.
  • 2degrees in respect of the 2018 refinance increasing senior debt to $250m.
  • Acting for the banking syndicate in relation to Navis Capital’s acquisition of Mainland Poultry Limited.
  • ANZ and Westpac in relation to Oceania Healthcare’s initial public offering.
  • Fonterra Cooperative Group Limited, Auckland International Airport, Transpower and 2degrees on all financing matters.
  • ANZ, Macquarie, Deutsche Bank, ASB, Natixis and United Overseas Bank on the financing of Pacific Equity Partners’ acquisition of Academic Colleges Group.
  • Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Sumitomo, BNP Paribas, Westpac and others on aircraft financing transactions with Air New Zealand.
  • Goldman Sachs’ financing of the Americold New Zealand Group.